Selected Bibliography on Issues of Diversity

The Diversity Committee has compiled Bibliographies of materials related to diversity issues.  We will often feature a book from the bibliography.  We hope to develop additional bibliographies and welcome your suggestions. (Contact


Topic Date Posted .
1.  Racism, Inequality and Mass Incarceration
2. Latinx in America

March, 2017
May, 2017


Book Selection 

Each book listed below has been chosen from one of the above bibliographies. iThe Diversity Committee hopes to make additional book selections in the future - we welcome your suggestions. (Contact  

“Latino Americans” is the kind of polished, intelligent documentary series that PBS does so well. The format is a traditional one now, with vintage film clips, zooms and pans of old paintings and photographs, and an assortment of thoughtful talking heads. But this time, those heads belong to historians, political, organizers, academics and journalists with Spanish surnames like Su├írez and Salinas. 

The companion book was written by Ray Suarez.

The PBS Documentary and companion book are available through your local public library.

April 2017 Book  Selection

The New Jim Crow by Michelle  Alexander

The New Jim Crow  is a stunning account of the rebirth of a caste-like system in the United States, one that has resulted in millions of African Americans locked behind bars and then relegated to a permanent second-class status—denied the very rights supposedly won in the Civil Rights Movement. Since its publication in 2010, the book has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for more than a year; has been dubbed the “secular bible of a new social movement” by numerous commentators, and has led to consciousness-raising efforts in universities, churches, community centers, re-entry centers, and prisons nationwide. The New Jim Crow tells a truth our nation has been reluctant to face.  ( 


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